Counterfeit knowledge of God. This topic has always struck a cord with me over the years. I've thought, "How can we as Christians have so many beliefs of God, of what our relationship with Him should be and our interpretation of scriptures when the Holy Spirit is One, is true, and should tell us all the same things?" It all boils down to our motivation and our heart, whether we're seeking God for our own selfish needs and desires or seeking Him with a humble and contrite heart.
"What you believe about God is the single most important aspect of your life."
Paul always laid a strong doctrinal foundation in his writings before he explained how a Christian should live. The first chapter of Colossians serves as a rich example. These truths can be summed up in 3 statements:
- Jesus is . . .
- Jesus has . . .
- I must . . .
Generation has remained about the same for the last several weeks. If nothing else, it's increased in volume. Table Rock continues to drop slowly and steadily--it's now dropped almost to 924 feet. Beaver Lake is still hovering around 1129 feet and Bull Shoals has dropped only a foot the past week to 689 feet. Reminder: Bull Shoals need to drop below 680 feet before they can work on Powersite Dam.
Is it possible to know God without His help? No. That means we are at His mercy. So right off the bat, we cannot do -- or know -- anything without Him.
How should we approach the person of God?